el PRADO Hotel

  • 520 Cowper Street, Silicon Valley, USA
  • Palo Alto
  • 62 Rooms

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el PRADO Hotel

  • 520 Cowper Street, Silicon Valley, USA
  • Palo Alto
  • 62 Rooms

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17.5
Verified guests have rated this hotel out of a possible score of 20

Silicon Valley as a concept might be the virtual capital city of the future, but Palo Alto as it actually exists can feel a touch anti-climactic, and its hotels are often disappointingly ordinary. But one hotel in Palo Alto feels suitably grand, at least once you’re through its doors: the El Prado’s vaguely postmodern NorCal Mediterranean-villa façade conceals a very contemporary luxury boutique hotel, whose interiors — especially in the guest rooms, which are remarkably stylish — recall some of Europe’s better high-end small hotels.

Given that it’s more or less the only hotel of its kind in town, it attracts a rather eclectic clientele, including tech-industry executives with a taste for a bit of grandeur and guests of Stanford University. And it’s quite capable of catering to all their needs, with capacious business facilities, a walkable location that’s convenient to the local shops and restaurants, and a fine Italian restaurant of its own, Il Fornaio. It may not be a window into the future, exactly, but it makes a compelling case for the present.

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Facilities & services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Business center
  • Golf nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking

Location

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